Clark Presents Zoom Lecture on Stockbridge-Munsee Community

By Heather Bruegl, Director of Education at Forge Project

By: - Oct 07, 2021

As the Clark Art Institute prepares to conclude its first outdoor exhibition, Ground/work, the Institute turns its attention to the rich history of its land. On Saturday, October 16, Heather Bruegl, Director of Education at Forge Project, discusses the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, the indigenous people who once lived on these lands.

Bruegl will provide an overview of the community’s past and its present activities in a free lecture, Not the Last of the Mohicans: A History of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, that will be presented via Zoom and Facebook Live at 2 pm.

Sometimes historical narratives tend to shape how we view history. Sometimes it can just be a title that shapes the narrative. When James Fenimore Cooper wrote Last of the Mohicans he created a narrative that has lasted centuries. But it was a false narrative. The Mohican Nation is alive and well today with a rich history that spans long before colonization.

Prior to joining Forge Project earlier this year, Bruegl served as director of cultural affairs for the Stockbridge Munsee Community. Bruegl, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a first line descendent Stockbridge-Munsee, is a graduate of Madonna University in Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in U.S. History. 

Registrants will receive an email with a private Zoom link to this live virtual program before the event. For more information and to register, visit